Wednesday at the 2020 ATP Antwerp European Open will feature the remaining first-round matches, including 5th seed Milos Raonic taking on Aljaz Bedene. 2nd seed Grigor Dimitrov and Pablo Carreno Busta, seeded 4th, will open their Antwerp campaigns, having had a bye in the opening round. We also have predictions for the rest of the Day 3 matches, including Feliciano Lopez vs Alex De Minaur. Who will come out on top in Antwerp?
ATP Antwerp Day 3 Predictions
Aljaz Bedene vs Milos Raonic
Head-to-head: Raonic 3-0
Milos Raonic looked extremely good at times in St Petersburg. He was ultimately taken out by Borna Coric in the semifinals, despite winning the first set 6-1. He should be expected to continue the fine form here but faces a rather tricky opponent. Aljaz Bedene was one of the best in the world indoors last season, something he was able to do thanks to how much he was able to improve his serve. But the Slovenian hasn’t been doing that well lately and although his tennis can be very unpleasant to play against, Raonic’s big game should see him through.
Prediction: Raonic in 3
Ugo Humbert vs Pablo Carreno Busta
Head-to-head: First meeting
This really doesn’t have to be an easy win for the fourth seed. Pablo Carreno Busta took time off after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open and while he’s a solid player indoors, he’ll meet an opponent that has already been tested and should be well prepared. Ugo Humbert played a brilliant match in St Petersburg last week to almost take down the eventual champion, Andrey Rublev. The Frenchman also defeated Kimmer Coppejans in the first round here. The matchplay advantage might prove pivotal and there’s really not much that separates the lefty Humbert from Carreno Busta on an indoor hard surface.
Prediction: Humbert in 3
Grigor Dimitrov vs Pablo Andujar
Head-to-head: Dimitrov 3-1
Pablo Andujar avoided a first-round meeting with Kei Nishikori when the Japanese pulled out with an injury. The Spaniard made the most out of this opportunity and defeated fellow clay-court specialist Federico Coria. Andujar rarely plays his best outside of his favorite surface and he should be pretty outmatched here. Dimitrov leads the head-to-head series 2-0 on hard courts and has a great indoors pedigree (ATP Finals 2017 title among other good runs).
Prediction: Dimitrov in 2
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